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Goaltending One Of The Good Stories In Edmonton

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

The trick for an NHL team to win many games before Halloween is to be treated to strong performances by the club’s masked men.

As the Edmonton Oilers (6-2-0-2) prepare for their best October in 10 years — they were 9-4-1 in the first month of the 2001-02 season — their goaltending has been stellar.

Nikolai Khabibulin and Devan Dubnyk have faced 298 shots through 10 games and have stopped 284 of them.

The 38-year-old Khabibulin has given up just six goals in 169 shots. He was given the night off in Denver on Friday night and Dubnyk, 25, promptly stopped 40 of 41 shots as the Oilers beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1.


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